April 01, 2021
The Making of Brand Modi
By Asim Ali
Narendra Modi has created one of the most powerful political brands in India’s history. But that centralization of power creates its own weaknesses.
November 30, 2020
A Cow Cabinet in Madhya Pradesh?
By Neeta Lal
Amid a pandemic and educational crisis, why is one of India's least developed states focusing political energy on cow welfare?
November 21, 2020
Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India
By Prashant Waikar
What looks like an eminently sensible decision, given the extremely polluting effects of fireworks, has become a politically contentious issue.
May 01, 2020
How India Got Here
By Neelanjan Sircar
Narendra Modi’s second term has coincided with the implementation of his party’s Hindu nationalist agenda. What is driving this?
March 05, 2020
The Latest Weapon Against Assam’s Muslims: Forced Evictions
By Angshuman Choudhury and Suraj Gogoi
A new land rights regime in Northeast India’s Assam threatens the existence of ethno-religious minorities.
February 27, 2020
Delhi: The Anatomy of a Riot
By Soma Basu
Communal violence killed 25 in New Delhi. How did it come to this?
February 12, 2020
The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi
By Angel L. Martínez Cantera
The same ideology that assassinated Gandhi is defaming his legacy en route to reshaping India’s socio-political past, present, and future.
January 31, 2020
Is India Becoming an Elected Autocracy?
By Prabhash Ranjan
Looking at recent events in India through the lens of How Democracies Die.
January 27, 2020
US-India: Shared Values and Shared Interests
By Emily Ashbridge
To achieve shared interests, India must uphold shared values.
January 16, 2020
Is India’s BJP Government Set to Create a ‘Hindu Pakistan’?
By Sumithra Prasanna
The BJP's recent moves have fanned fears that it is enacting long-held dreams to create a Hindu nation.
December 18, 2019
The Citizenship Amendment Bill and the ‘Theocratization’ of India
By Ritu Sharma
The CAB threatens to complete the vision of Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Two-Nation Theory by obliterating India’s claim to secularism.
November 10, 2019
Hindu Temple Triumphs in Babri Masjid Mosque Case
By Associated Press
India’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple in one of India’s most contentious religious disputes.